The new and improved periodontal classification system appeared in 2017 after a big World Workshop with the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology. This system for identifying periodontal disease types and severity for our patients can be a little confusing at best. However, it’s important to get all dental professionals on the same page. So, we asked Amber Auger to give us the overview. We challenged her to a FIVE minute explanation and wow did she deliver!

As a patient, how important do you think it is to understand this type of categorizing patient state of health?

As a clinician, do you feel like your entire team is on the same page?